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    Welcome to the EvO:R Independent CD Reviews Section.
    In this section we will examine, explore, analyze, scrutinize, dissect and critique all music submitted from any independent musician worldwide. It is here we welcome all artists to submit their unique production for our review teams honest opinion and publication of such.

    We take the indie music industry seriously. We, here at EvO:R, want to do our part in helping you get your tunes out there for the world to hear. It is important to us that you know we take every single submission to heart. We will always give you a 100 percent professional and downright honest opinion of your production.

    We strongly believe that if your music is 'not up to par', be prepared, because we will declare it as such. If your music is great, however, you can be guaranteed we will spread the word. We will hold nothing back. That is our promise to you.
    The EvO:R CD Review Team

     Images of White
    by Dream Chemistry


    The hardest thing to do as an EVOR reviewer is the review a friends music. Having to draw the line between honesty and friendship is not something that I look forward to. For Jimmy D. Caterine I have reviewed 2 of his prior offerings. The first CD was Sacred Rite: Resurrection, a CD from his former rock/metal band was an easy review. It was simply the BEST Indie Rock CD I have ever reviewed! Proof of that is to check out the Top 25 Indie CD list as further evidence. The CD has remained as the top pick for 2 years!

    Moving forward, Caterine unplugged his electric guitars and formed a progressive folk/rock band Dream Chemistry. The bands first self titled CD featured Ella McGee on vocals and I wrote the following to describe my feelings about the release.
    "Todd Rundgren called the studio "another instrument" and I wished Dream Chemistry would have used less of that other instrument and allowed Ella McGee's voice to be fuller in the mix.."
    I later discovered that the added effects on the vocals had to be used to compensate for the former signers vocal issues. My honesty in the review of the debut Dream Chemistry release was right on the mark. Jimmy took my critcizm with class. As a result the band has returned with a new singer and a new attitude. The music is very organic and utilizes very little effects.

    Dream Chemistry's second effort 'Images of White' introduces Dellynn (no last name given) as the lead vocalist. Her near perfect pitch allowed for less studio effects to cover up inconsistencies and the results are a well rounded organic celtic/folk rock experience.

    DREAM CHEMISTRY is:
    Singer Dellynn, whose luminous vocals are a powerful accompaniment to the bandís spiritual and often Celtic vibe. Dellynn joins Jimmy Caterine, the former guitarist of Sacred Rite (Capitol Records), and bassist Neal Harris. With violinist Michael Mulryan and percussionist Tito Valentin rounding out the quintet, Dream Chemistryís organic fusion of musical genres stands as a soothing anecdote to a hectic world.

    In the Studio:
    As stated before, this CD was very organic. The band sounds like they are playing live right in front of you. The recording is pristine in quality and is on par with many of the top recordings I have listened to. The fact that so little compression and studio effects were used allows for great musical dynamics. Nothing is sampled, and Dellynn's voice is to die for. My hat's off to Caterine for using so much restraint in the recording process. He simply allowed great musicians to make music.
    Song Samples from the CD
    All song samples are from the Dream Chemistry page on CD Baby.
     Gaia /  The Wind /  Hey Baby /  Images of White /  Three Legged Horse  /  You Groove Me /  Don't Say It's Over /  Perfect Life /  Something Forgotten  /  Within Me /  Ride Me a River /

    Conclusion:
    Dream Chemistry hits one out of the park with 'Images of White'. The mix was near perfect and after hearing the 12-string guitar on a couple songs I feel like going out and buying one tonight.

    The only issue I had with the CD was that I didn't find one song that stood out from all the rest. The instrumental 'The Legged Horse' was actually my favorite song. I would have loved to hear Dellynn get a little more soulful. Her voice was like an angles but it would have been amazing to hear what an angry angle could sound like.

    This is a 4 1/2 star effort! I'm so pleased that a good friend of mine released a CD of such quality. I didn't have to mince any words. This really is a good CD to listen and absorb.
    Charlie Harrelson...EvO:R Reviewer.

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    855 Markham Wood Rd
    Longwood, Fl.
    32779

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